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Jan 11, 2013 7:00pm EST
sure diabetes is okay and to figure out whether to problem says, probably get paid $15. it's a completely irrational system. >> fee-for-service rewards physicians for doing more. it does not reward them for doing a better job. it doesn't report them for keeping patients healthy. it rewards them for giving more care. c-span: what the doctors think of the fee-for-service? did you find out? >> guest: it is an antiquated, broken, perverse system that nobody is happy with, that is a predominately in which medicine is ran worst in our country. we pay for pieces that we get pieces. as they explain in the clip, we pay for individual procedures. we pay for prescribing drugs. each service that a doctor provide is paid for. when you pay forvize to d more. you're not incentivized to what's right for the patient. or incentivize to get my pills. so the problem with that is you don't really get to the bottom of what's wrong with somebody unnecessarily. you don't have time to spend 45 minutes to understand what's going on with their heart condition, whether there are other ways of changing
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